Noticias (06/06/13)

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ARTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Rutilio’s on Main Street in Belen. All are welcome. For information, call Bernadette Perez, chairwoman, at 991-1376.
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level. For information, call 864-6788.
BELEN STITCHERS meets from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Belen Public Library program room. Anyone who embroiders, knits, beads, quilts or does other needlework is invited. For information, call Nan, 864-7671.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered for beginners from 8 to 9 a.m. and for intermediate dancers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
FREE BEGINNING LINE dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.
WII GAMING is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding and after-school Adventure Hour for school-aged children, 7- to-11-year-olds, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be music, stories and crafts.
BEGINNING DANCE LESSONS for all ages will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center for a $3 donation per person, per class. Learn country western, ballroom and swing. For information, call the center at 869-5133, or instructor Fred Laureta at 966-6027.
THE FIDDLERS AND MUSICIANS of New Mexico play at 6 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Enjoy a night of dancing. For information, call 864-6606 or 331-1778.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
AN OPENING RECEPTION for the “All Things Railroad” exhibit will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum in Belen. The exhibit will be held until July 6.
SPIRITUALITY OF ART-Art Club is held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The class is for students 14 and older. Students furnish supplies. For information, call David Mintz at 861-8250.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING group, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY holds kids pottery classes for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $7.50, including materials and firings. For information, call 565-0556.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
A COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Thrive Wellness Center, 2240 Main St. in Los Lunas. Drumming is good medicine for your health and fun. No experience necessary. If you’ve got a heart, you’ve got rhythm. Extra drums and percussion available.
MONDAY, JUNE 10
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for intermediate dancers at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Aug. 2-3. If interested in attending, email belenhs1983@aol.com, or call or send a text to 450-1702 or 507-4999.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. If interested in attending, call Lynn McKee at 864-4450, or email lynnmckee45@gmail.com.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1993 is holding their 20th reunion on June 21-23. For information, call Tanya Mirabal-Moya at 681-1811, or go to www.beleneaglesclassof1993.com.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion, and are looking for classmates for the event. The reunion will be held July 26-28. If you have contact information on classmates, or are interested in attending, contact Brittney or Denisha at 864-4428, or email BHS73reuniondatabase@gmail.com.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion for 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Fat Sat’s Bar and Grill in Belen, and at noon, Sunday, June 30, at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. For information, call Victoria Flores at 270-2769, or email vflores@ydinmlorg.
THE LOS LUNAS HIGH School Class of 1973 is planning its 40-year class reunion for Saturday, June 22. There will be a high school tour, dinner and Sunday picnic. For information and to register, contact Rusty Thomas at 114 Black Jack Lane, Bastrop, Texas, 78602, or call 512-303-9333.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th class reunion July 5-7. All 1968 BHS graduates are encouraged to attend. All events will be held at Harla Mays in Belen. To register and to get information, contact Larry B. Garley at 864-1818 or 720-0549, or email larrybgarley@yahoo.com; Angie Baca at 865-5970, or email angbaca@phs.org; or Romy Baca at 363-7570, or email rbaca@centurylink.net. All 1967 and 1969 Belen alumni are invited to attend the social gathering on Friday, July 5, and the golf tournament on Saturday, July 6.
LOS LUNAS HIGH School Classes of 1945-51 are invited to a reunion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe, 1025 Belen Bypass. For information, call Connie Luna at 865-7426, or Toby Jaramillo at 702-242-4805.

COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association meets at 3 p.m. at the Meadow Lake Community Center. All are invited to attend. For information, call Jim at 865-9786.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
RIO COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION meets at 7 p.m. in the Valley Community Plaza multipurpose room and senior center in Rio Communities.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ  de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
JOSE DOLORES CORDOVA Cultural Center Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the center in Jarales.

EDUCATION

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CAPT. TAMARA-LONG Archuleta Memorial Scholarships are available to students who have been home-schooled through high school and are attending UNM-VC or UNM Main campus. Mail a copy of transcripts and a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your educational goals to: Scholarship, P.O. Box 819, Belen, N.M., 87002.
FREE VOLUNTEER TUTOR Training. Valencia County Literacy Council will be holding new tutor training in basic literacy on Friday, June 14, and English as a second language on Friday, June 21, with an orientation on Thursday, June 13, at UNM-Valencia Campus. Call Brenda Parra for more information at 925-8935.

ETC.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
THE GREATER BELEN Chamber of Commerce will hold its Tim Lardner Memorial Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Belen. They will be celebrating the June Member of the Month, the scholarship recipients, and District Attorney Lemuel Martinez will talk about identity theft.
COOKING WITH KIDS summer cooking program, for children ages 8-14, hosted by the Valencia County Extension Cooperative Service, will be held June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11. A mandatory first class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. RSVP at 565-3002. $10 for the entire series.
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
WALK, JOG OR RUN at 9 a.m. every Thursday in June and July at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. There will be free Gatorade and snacks for the first 20 people.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
THE MEADOW LAKE Parks Area Association will hold a Spring Triple Workshop 9 a.m. to noon at the MLPAA property (at the end of Meadow Lake Road).There will be three workshops held at the same time: Seeds For Kids II, Fossils and Air Rockets. All are invited, ages 4-14 are encouraged. Free supplies. For information, call Jim Lane at 865-9786.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will hold its general business breakfast meeting at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s Restaurant, 1700 Bosque Farms Blvd. For information, call Lisa Chavez at 710-9623.
AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY class will be held at 8 a.m. at the Belen Senior Center. Anyone who is 55 and older and who has a valid New Mexico driver’s license can attend. The fee is $14 per person; $12 for AARP members. For information call the Belen Senior Center at 864-2663.
A COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aristech Acrylics on N.M. 304. There will be food, welness education and more. Door prizes will be awarded. For information, call Ray Gonzales at 569-5073.
A RUMMAGE SALE will be held by the Woman’s Ministries from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valencia Valley Church, 33 El Cerro Road in Los Lunas. Proceeds to benefit Women’s Ministries. To make a donation, call Mary at 859-1113, or Celeste at 452-0175.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
NEW MEXICO STATE HEALTH Insurance Assistance Program will be at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to answer questions and offer guidance and information about Medicate and related issues. For information, call 869-5133.
FREE COURT CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the first-floor jury management room at the Valencia County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to explain court process, answer legal questions and help with legal paperwork. Free legal forms are available for a variety of cases and issues.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
A WELLNESS WALKING club will be held at 3 p.m. at 3820 Elaine Drive at Mid-Valley Air Park. For information, call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service at 565-3002.
WALK, JOG OR RUN at 9 a.m. every Thursday in June and July at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. There will be free Gatorade and snacks for the first 20 people.
A FOSTER PARENT meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. Learn about foster parenting opportunities with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
AN AARP 55 driving class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Payment by check is preferred, but exact cash payment will be accepted. Space is limited. Call 869-5133 to make a reservation.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 7-8
A FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE will be held at 8 a.m. at 03 Cielo Vista Blvd. in Los Chavez. The fundraiser is to help bring two orphaned siblings from Latvia for five weeks this summer through New Horizons For Children. For information, or to donate items, call Candace at 681-0707.
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10-12
SCHOOL OF DREAMS Academy will hold a dance workshop fundraiser for children ages 3 to 6 years olds from 9 to 10 a.m. each day; and for children 7 to 13 year olds from 10 a.m. to noon each day. For information and prices, call 259-6520 or 804-4724. All styles of dance will be taught. All proceeds will go to the school’s dance program.
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THE ELKS LODGE will hold a soup kitchen on Friday, June 28, for those in need and senior citizen’s in need. They will be serving soup and a sandwich from 11 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are appreciated. Phyllishia Sanchez will cut hair for free for those in need from noon to 3 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
LOS LUNAS VILLAGE COUNCIL meets at 6 p.m. at village hall.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
BELEN BOARD OF EDUCATION meets at 6 p.m. at the central administration building.
RIO COMMUNITIES CITY COUNCIL meets at 4 p.m. at city hall.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMISSION meets at 5 p.m. at the county administrative building.